To preserve, protect and promote appreciation of the natural heritage of the Mianus River watershed.

News

Gloria Anable (1900-1988) Honored Today
Pioneering female ichthyologist and conservationist honored by naming of a new, cryptic species of the fish genus Polymixia from Bermuda Gloria Elaine Hollister Anable, 1900–1988, is honored today by the naming of a new, formerly cryptic species of the spiny-rayed fish genus Polymixia. Species …
Car Donation Benefits MRG
MRG is pleased to partner with Donate For Charity (www.donateforcharity.com) for vehicle donations! If you have a vehicle you wish to donate, please visit the Ways To Donate tab on our website. The link to DFC takes you straight to their donation page and …

Upcoming Events

Date/Time Event
09/25/2021
6:45 pm - 8:15 pm
Nighttime Family Walk in the Gorge
Park across the road from 5 Mianus River Rd., Bedford

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Research & Education

A Living Laboratory …

Mianus River Gorge was founded in 1953 by a group of conservationists and natural scientists who recognized the unique value of the old-growth hemlock forest and its tremendous biodiversity. The early founders protected the land as a living laboratory to develop sound land and watershed management strategies.

Land Management & Stewardship

As MRG acquires land to protect, a stewardship plan is devised to manage each parcel to either restore or maintain its health and function. As overbrowsing deer and invasive species have become major factors in the decline of native flora, MRG staff work to find effective solutions and share best practices.

Land Protection

The 22-mile Mianus River runs through the Mianus River Gorge Preserve and is part of a 42-square mile watershed, spanning five towns in two states. MRG protects the land that encompasses the Mianus River Watershed through acquisitions or gifts of land and managing conservation easements.